Fall Fun Fest at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center

October 23, 2014
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If you are looking for a fun activity to do with the younger set of the house this Saturday, you are in luck! Come to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a day full of adventures. Juneau Public Libraries staff will get things started with a story time at 10:15 am, followed by many other […]

Posted in: kids, Storytelling

Art Workshop with Lucas Elliot: Building Characters

October 21, 2014
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Have you ever drawn a person (either from a photograph, your imagination or everyday life) and just couldn’t get the pose or gesture exactly right? In this art workshop you will learn how to create characters by starting to build from the most fundamental shapes, to create dynamic and expresive poses. This FREE event is […]

Cool displays at the Downtown Library

October 18, 2014
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How long has it been since you last checked on the library’s displays? The curio display that was located next to the small meeting room has recently moved to one of the displays cases towards the entrance of the library. It needed more space for all the cool stuff that has been trickling in! Meanwhile […]

Bookmark Contest at the Juneau Public Libraries

October 11, 2014
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The theme for the 2014 Bookmark Contest is “Every hero has a story.” The library accept entries from students preschool through 12th grade and you still have until Wednesday, October 15th, to bring us your entries. If you have never participated in the Bookmark Contest, drop by one of the three library branches to find […]

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Posted in: Art, kids

One Campus One Book film showing

October 9, 2014
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Did you know that Juneau Public Libraries is part of the UAS One Campus One Book program during this month of October? Come to the Douglas Library this Saturday, October 11th, for a film recreation of one of Steinbeck’s most cherished novels. Let’s enjoy Steinbeck all together!

Posted in: Classics, Films

Banned Books Week 2014, take six

September 27, 2014
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In day six of Banned Books Week it is worth to look at another American classic: To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s use of sexual assault and racial themes has prompted a huge number of challenges in the more than 50 years since the book was published. You may want to read the book and judge […]

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Banned Books Week 2014, take five.

September 26, 2014
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In day Five of Banned Books Week we’ll take a look at surprising banned and challenged books. In this list is The Carrot Seed, which has been banned or challenged numerous times because it “shows a contempt for authority, and in particular for children not respecting their parents.” Do you think that’s so? If you […]

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